Organic Bee Pollen
Organic Bee Pollen
Organic Bee Pollen
Organic Bee Pollen
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Organic Bee Pollen.

Presently available in compostable eco pouches.

Bee Pollen Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 1 Tablespoon

40 calories

0g fat

7g carbohydrate

4g total sugars

1g fibre

0mg sodium

0mg cholesterol

2g protein

Some of the benefits and cautions re; natural bee pollen;

Provitamin A (beta-carotene) - (carotenoids)
Vitamin B1 - (thiamine)
Vitamin B2 - (riboflavin)
Vitamin B3 - (niacin)
Vitamin B5 - (pantothenic acid)
Vitamin B6 - (pyridoxine)
Vitamin B12 -(cyamocobalamin)
Vitamin C - (ascorbic acid)
Vitamin D & Vitamin E
Vitamin K
Choline & Inositol
Folic Acid
Vitamin PP (nicotinicamide)

Even the best multivitamins do not have the superior nutrient content of bee pollen.
Bee pollen contains Rutin (Rutin is an antioxidant bioflavonoid) it is the richest source of this antioxidant and many nutritionists suggest taking bee pollen at least for the benefits that Rutin provides. Rutin helps with strengthening capillaries.

For any food source to be considered good, it must exceed at least 10% DV (Recommended Daily Value). 1 tbsp bee pollen gives 13% DV of copper and vitamin C.

Vitamin C is necessary for collagen production, wound healing and helps with the proper functioning of the immune system.

Copper is considered an essential trace mineral and is needed for optimal functioning of the cardiovascular and skeletal systems and is also needed for collage production and to absorb and release iron.

Decreased inflammation: Since bee pollen is composed of several vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants, it is thought to have significant anti-inflammatory properties. According to a review article published in Evidence-Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine, bee pollen works by inhibiting the activity of enzymes responsible for the development of inflammatory processes.

Ease premenstrual syndrome (PMS): Early research looked at PMS symptoms and a specific combination product containing royal jelly, pistil extract, and bee pollen. The findings suggested a reduction in symptoms of PMS including irritability and weight gain. Bee pollen may certainly help ameliorate PMS symptoms, but the effects of bee pollen alone on PMS-related symptoms require more research at this time.

Boost immunity: Animal studies suggest that bee pollen can promote the immune response of the spleen and also stimulate immune organ development.

Promote wound healing: Bee pollen is thought to have antibacterial properties that can help promote regeneration of damaged tissue. Animal research suggests that applying an ointment that contains bee pollen extract to a burn wound can improve the time for healing.

Longevity: In certain animal studies, bee pollen lengthened the lifespan of experimental animals.
There are several other purported benefits of bee pollen, including improved athletic performance and weight loss, but there is insufficient evidence at this time to validate these claims in current research.

Potential risks of using bee pollen:
Allergic reaction: If you are allergic to pollen (especially from dandelion, ragweed, or plants from the Asteraceae family), bee pollen and its supplements can cause a serious allergic reaction.

Interactions with blood thinners: Bee pollen has a moderate interaction rating with the common blood thinner Coumadin (also known as Warfarin), according to the Natural Medicines Database. This interaction can increase the risk of bleeding, so it's best to speak with your doctor before taking bee pollen if you're on Coumadin or any other blood thinners.

Uterine contractions: Bee pollen may have uterine stimulant effects, so it's best to avoid if you're pregnant and discuss with your doctor before taking bee pollen if you are breastfeeding.

You can try bee pollen as a garnish on oatmeal, yogurt, chia pudding, acai or smoothie bowls. You can even use it as a garnish on homemade dark chocolate bark or in homemade granola. The flavour of bee pollen does depend on the type of flower the pollen came from, but it generally has a floral and slightly bitter, but sweet flavour. If you do start using bee pollen, do so in moderation and start with 1/4 teaspoon at a time. You can gradually increase this to up to 1 tablespoon per day.